Chicago Tribune sportswriter Archibald Burdette Ward is credited with being the man who came up with the idea behind the All-Star Game. In 1933, the year of the Chicago Centennial, Chicago mayor Ed Kelly decided that he wanted a major sporting event to coincide with the World’s Fair, which was being held in Chicago that year. Ward came up with the idea of creating an All-Star Game, where each league’s best players, as voted by the fans, would compete in a mid-summer classic. After discussing the idea with the American and National League Presidents, it was decided that the first All-Star Game would be held on July 6, 1933, in Comiskey Park. It was originally intended to be a one-time occurrence, but it gained so much popularity that it was became an annual event.